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    SitePoint Wizard gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy dc dalton's Avatar
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    OK, so let me see if I have this straight (REALLLLLLLL SLOW TODAY - almost brain dead)

    If a person has a coding problem and I say "look at the code on my design site and tell me if that helps" Is OK? YES? HMMM?

    I can also think of a post or two in the past in the Java section where someone asked for Java hosting services (of which I have one) ... and I said "Check my Siggie" ..... Not OK? Yes? HMMM?

    OK, Ill go back to vegitating now.

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    Well, I think self promotion for commercial use shouldn't be be allowed, but when it isn't money-related it's all the same. My blog doesn't have ads on it, and it never will (it did last week as a test, but it won't ever again). I don't expect or intend to make money off of it, and I don't actually care if people read it or not. I just want to get the message across.

    When there's a financial reason behind self promotion, that's another story -- at least, in my opinion.

    Do you want your feeding tube removed, Dave?

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    Summary: Any post with a link to a site I do not own is considered self-promotion. In addition, the answer is mostly wrong and the explanation is flawed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    Summary: Any post with a link to a site I do not own is considered self-promotion. In addition, the answer is mostly wrong and the explanation is flawed.
    Any site that you do NOT own is self promotion?

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    My post was a bad joke I was basically saying ubless you're promoting one of my sites your post is self promotion and wrong

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    Ah, yeah, sorry. The time change really messed up my sleep.

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    I hear ya. Waking up tomorrow is gonna kill me.

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    Technically what I posted is true and final . We aren't always anal about it, though. We usually are looking for people who routinely go around and "refer to their sig" to get visitors.

    DC, that is usually left up to the specific forum moderators... we're not trying to hav a double standard at all, but some forums employ touger than normal guidelines to reduce the vast number of spam posts. In Hosting, for example, refering to your company in any way that commercial (your exmple would qualify) would get that post deleted, an perhaps yourself banned if there were enough of those posts.

    But hey, when in doubt, ask Hope I didn't scare you
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    So if I mention it in every thread that someone uses short tags, I'll have a fancy e-mail in my inbox about it? Even if I'm helping the person with their specific question?

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    There's a difference between saying "Don't use short tags" and "See my sig"

    Now both of those together, you may be walking a fine line

    If you've managed to stay unbanned for 5000 posts, though, you're probably safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    If you've managed to stay unbanned for 5000 posts, though, you're probably safe
    Well actually I haven't stayed unbanned, but we won't go there.

    So I should avoid "Don't use short tags (further explanation in article in signature)" then, eh? Bah.

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    I got $5 that sats Nathan gets banned within the next week for self promotion! Any takers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    I got $5 that sats Nathan gets banned within the next week for self promotion! Any takers?
    Off Topic:

    I'll take whatever side you're not on. Easiest $5 ever

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    Off Topic:

    I think it is time to change your avatar!

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    done

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    afrosheet, lol
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    I just wet myself...again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    In Hosting, for example, refering to your company in any way that commercial (your exmple would qualify) would get that post deleted, an perhaps yourself banned if there were enough of those posts.

    The post in question was in the Java section, not hosting. Its tough to find hosting for server-side java and the person basically asked "Anyone know a good Java hosting service" .... see my dilema there?

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    Do you want your feeding tube removed, Dave?
    Dont have one but another night like last night and I may need one!

    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    I got $5 that sats Nathan gets banned within the next week for self promotion! Any takers?
    Now thats not nice! (Ill take some of that action )

    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    done
    not the fro attack again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    Anytime you try to persuade visitors to your site, whether it be by direct linking, direct requests for visitors, or vague/subtle or even blatant hints as to your url or signature or profile link.
    Then I would be guilty as well.... Here is an example... Someone is looking for content, my site sells content and really is the only one that I'm aware of. But I can't post that even though I think it will help that person (and help me of course). I ran into that recently... I think I ended up giving a hint or something. Opps..
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    Doing it once won't get anyone banned. Doing it repeatedly will force you to wash Vinnie's car before being allowed to post again.

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    THis many posts about Self Promotion!

    Ok basically the rules are:

    1. you can post to your site/content etc in your sig and as long as the link is not misinformaing you (outwar and pimp links) then that is ok

    2. if the answer to a question is on your site you CANNOT link to it on its own, you need to write the answer in the thread and then and only then if the article is too long or too detailed for that post you can place a link to - fill information can be found here.

    (explanation - basically SP wants people to find everything they at this site therefore when a new users searches and find the answer to a question he doesn't want a link to a site that maybe isn't there BUT if you have the answer in the thread then hey presto its answered and they can follow a link for more information IF THEY CHOOSE TO)

    DC - why can't you copy and paste a section from your code and post that and explain why? personally I hate people saying yeah I know the answer but you nede to go to me site to find it out You are not meaning that but that is what you are doing.

    I would rather you gave as much information in a thread as possible.

    3. please do not EVER say "see my sign for more information" that I see is self-promotion and will remove a post with that in it, especially if that is what the whole posts is about!

    AND hey if the answer you are giving is that worthy then submit the article to SP

    I know some might think we are anal about it but we are trying to give users as much information in one place as possible - cos hey come on if we didn't you would just goggle for the answer instead of coming to SP cos it woudl be everywhere!
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    Okay, thanks for clearing that up Sarah. I'll just copy the article into a quote I guess. Thanks again.

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    Thanks Nathan, don't forget there is nothing wrong with you linking to the answer in another SP thread though... for example

    "this question has already been answered in this thread here [link]"

    again that keeps it on SP and also keeps thing cleaner for you

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    Yeah, I might just post it as a new thread and then reference it there. Thanks!

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    no problem we might have many rules but we try to be as helpful as possible
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